The Royal Australian Regiment is both shocked and saddened by the sudden loss of one of our Tribal Elders. Hori died in Canberra this morning Notice of Hori’s death from his son Mick on facebook: “After a very challenging couple of months Dad passed away earlier today. One of a kind and a tough bastard. Memorial […]

Anzac Day March and Reunion. The RARA – ACT will march as an Association on Anzac Day and conduct a reunion at the Mercure Canberra on 25 April 2024 from 11:00 hrs. According to the official website, the march returns to the AWM Parade Ground this year. The following details have now been released for the march on Anzac Day. Schedule […]

What is the Safeguarding Australia’s Military Secrets Bill 2023? The Safeguarding Australia’s Military Secrets (SAMS) Bill 2023 (the SAMS Bill) was introduced into Parliament in September 2023 to amend the Defence Act 1903. Submissions were invited, and closed on 16 November 2023. The Bill passed through the Senate on 27 March, and will take effect 28 days […]

Members,  You may recall from my last update that Committee was keen to continue to commemorate the Regimental Battle Honours at the appropriate memorials with Kapyong in April, Coral/Balmoral in May, Long Tan in August, and Maryang San in October. I still think it is important that we continue to mark these Regimental events in […]

Most readers of this Message would be aware that the focus of my life and ministry these days is helping Veterans get healthier. One of the precepts that we share with […] The post RARA Padre’ s Christmas Message appeared first on Royal Australian Regiment Association.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced the appointment of Alison Frame as the new Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, replacing Liz Cosson after Christmas. Alison Frame (left) will […] The post New boss to “clean up DVA’s shambles” appeared first on Royal Australian Regiment Association.

In tonight’s TV Channel 9 programme A Current Affair, in the third item Ray Fulcher and Graeme Mickleberg outline the RCB claim for warlike service which is based on irrefutable […] The post A Current Affair – War Veterans Battle for Recognition 30 years on appeared first on Royal Australian Regiment Association.

The video of the first Hearing of the Defence Honours and Awards Tribunal and the Report of it by Charles Miranda has aroused the Australian public’s interest in this David and Goliath like […] The post RCB Recognition of Service – on TV Channel 9: A Current Affair at 7.00 pm Tuesday 20 December 2022 appeared first on […]

This initiative invests $97.9 million over the forward estimates to provide an increase to the fortnightly Special Rate payments under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA) and the Military Rehabilitation […] The post Increasing the Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Payment for Veterans appeared first on Royal Australian Regiment Association.

G’Day Cobbers, The good news, for me at least, is I am back on my feet and reaching for a Pen. All of which has been made possible by the […] The post Warrior Poet George Mansford – News and Poem from the Northern Front appeared first on Royal Australian Regiment Association.

Supporting Australia’s material assistance to Ukraine has secured a soldier from the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR) the Hassett Award for the first time in the battalion’s history. Hassett […] The post Leadership trophy a first for battalion appeared first on Royal Australian Regiment Association.

The obscene business which is war has many rules. Command responsibility, also now called the Yamashita Principle, is that obligation of all commanders to ensure their troops fight within those […] The post Opinion: <a href=””>Responsibility for failure rests at the top</a> appeared first on Royal Australian Regiment Association.